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Clinique-Complete-Happiness-Coffret.jpgNeed a reason to get happy this holiday season? How about five reasons? The Clinique Complete Happiness Coffret guarantees that you’ll instantly be in a good mood—hey, it’s even in the name!

This set includes Clinique’s five fabulous fragrances:

Clinique Happy Perfume Spray
Clinique Happy Heart Perfume Spray
Clinique Happy in Bloom Perfume Spray
A Wealth of Flowers Perfume Spray
A Hint of Citrus Perfume Spray

Each fragrance is sweet, citrusy, floral and beautiful—and you’ll just feel better the moment you spritz yourself with any one of them. Our tried and true favorite is always the classic Happy, but we love all five!

The Clinique Complete Happiness Coffret retails for $39.50 at
Marc-Jacobs-DOT.jpgDon’t get us wrong—we love fragrances that actually smell good. But in the case of Marc Jacobs DOT, Marc’s newest eponymous fragrance, we’d be willing to overlook the scent just because the bottle is so darn cute! (Luckily, the scent is fantastic, too.)

Oversized black polka dots upon a bright red base give the illusion of a ladybug, while the top is crafted to look like a beautiful butterfly. The overall effect is one of fun, whimsy and pure joy! And, in case you weren’t aware, polka dots have been a major theme for Mister Marc Jacobs for years, so it’s fitting that they appear here.

And, just in case you actually buy perfumes based on scent and not the bottles they come in, we think you’ll be pleased to know the notes here are divine! Red berries, dragonfruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut water, orange blossom, vanilla, driftwood and musk combine to create a scent that’s energetic and chic.

Marc Jacobs DOT retails for $69-$89 at
My adoration for bakery-scented fragrances might have just met it’s match in the Bath and Body Works Sweet on Paris Fragrance Mist. They describe it as, “as enticing medley of juicy blackberry, lemon meringue and creamy vanilla, inspired by the sweet temptations of a Parisian patisserie,” I would describe it as yummy without the overindulgence. It is a light and sheer scent that has the hints of deliciousness without the overpowering weight of a true vanilla scent — Meaning the people around you won’t think you’ve been in the kitchen all day!

Buy Bath and Body Works Sweet on Paris Fragrance Mist for $14 at
Fragrance-Splashes-Image.jpgWe don’t know about you, but when it’s super hot out, the last thing we want to do is douse ourselves with a heavy perfume. It just feels too cloying and close for our tastes when it’s over 85 degrees and sticky outside! That’s where fragrance splashes come in handy. They’re light, they’re fresh, they provide just enough scent to make you feel pretty but not so much that you’ll feel like you’re drowning. These are our five favorites.

Bath & Body Works Malibu Heat Fine Fragrance Mist
Juicy notes like fresh mandarin and pineapple blend with more sensual ones like creamy vanilla and sandalwood in this fragrance that transports us right to—you guessed it—Malibu.
$14 at

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Mist
Smells delightfully orange-tastic but without feeling too girlish or cutesy. And, truth be told, it makes us want to bite right into a juicy tangerine.
$12 at

gud Orange Petalooza Natural Body Mist
Yes, another orange fragrance! What can we say, oranges make us feel all summery inside and out. This one combines with hyacinth for a delightfully feminine finish.
$5.99 at

Demeter Fragrance Library Cosmopolitan Cocktail Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray
To be perfectly honest, we had a tough time picking a favorite from the Demeter fragrance collection. Every one just smells so divine and delicious! But we landed on this one, because who doesn’t want to feel like she’s in an episode of Sex and the City with what’s still one of the coolest drinks around?
$20 at

LaLicious Sugar Kiss Everyday Everywhere Spray
The blend of rose, citrus and vanilla is dangerously delectable and perfect everywhere from your clavicle to your sheets!
$25 at
Chloe-Eau-De-Parfum-Rollerball.jpgWe’ve long loved rollerball fragrances. They’re chic, they’re portable, they’re the perfect way to wear a fragrance without over commitment. So is it any wonder that the Chloe Eau de Parfum Rollerball has swooped in and stolen our heart?

Notes of pink peony, freesia and lychee are accompanied by magnolia flower, lily of the valley and rose. A base of cedarwood, amber and honey grounds the fruity and flowery notes and brings a warmth and seductiveness to an otherwise girly scent.

We love that Chloe is at once sultry and girly, understated yet overstated. It beckons everyone in a room closer, leaves them all wondering. In short? It’s the one you’ll be reaching into your purse for again and again, telling yourself, “Just one more sweep of the rollerball across my clavicle.”

Chloe Eau de Parfum Rollerball retails for $25 at

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